New flow sensors have stainless steel housings

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IFM Electronic is introducing the new all-stainless steel SI5000 range of solid-state flow sensors. A major feature is that the housing is made of stainless steel, as well as the wetted parts.

The all-new SI5000 range uses IFM's calorimetric measuring principle, allowing the sensors to operates with no wear at all while providing high sensitivity and repeatability. The measuring range covers 3-300cm/s for liquids and 200-3000cm/s for gases. Temperatures can vary between –25 and 80degC.

Other popular features of the earlier units have been retained, such as pushbutton setting of switch points, and multicolour LEDs on the unit to indicate flow and switch points. Electronic locking of the settings and resetting the parameters to the factory setting provide additional security.

By using process adapters, the sensors can be integrated in almost any pipe fitting. The unit is unaffected by the orientation of the sensing face with respect to the direction of flow, providing increased flexibility of installation.

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